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Jakob Oestergaard Mortensen

May 3, 1974 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 49) 49 Years Old

Jakob Mortensen Obituary

Jakob Oestergaard Mortensen, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2024, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 49. Born on May 3, 1974, in Aalborg, Denmark, Jakob's early years were marked by a vibrant and nurturing family life, surrounded by the love and support of his parents, siblings, and extended family.

Jakob attended Aalborg University, where he earned a Master's degree in Commercial Law and worked as a Project Finance Manager at Balfour Beatty Investments.

Jakob’s passion for traveling took him to six continents and many countries with his family and friends, most recently to Costa Rica with Allison, Erik and Monika over the December holidays.

During his teens and twenties Jakob was a fierce competitor on the badminton court, but he had an unyielding love for soccer, both playing the sport where he enjoyed both the game and the camaraderie of his fellow players, as well as supporting his hometown team, AaB. Throughout his children’s soccer careers, Jakob volunteered for the Radnor Soccer Club as a parent coach and later as a board member. Over the past few years, he enjoyed refereeing with his son Erik. Jakob also learned to love the sport of volleyball as his daughter Monika began to play. He enjoyed traveling with her to tournaments throughout the country. His children filled him with joy and he spent many happy hours watching their games and tournaments. He also loved to watch the ocean in Sea Isle City, which held a special place in Jakob's heart.

Jakob's had a joy for life and a disposition that put everyone around him at ease. Predeceased by his beloved mother, Ellen.  He was a devoted husband to his wife, Allison Mortensen (nee Ziemer), in a partnership built on mutual respect and admiration. As a father to Monika and Erik Mortensen, he was a guiding light, instilling in them values of compassion, integrity, and the importance of following one's dreams. Jakob's father, Poul Mortensen, his brother, Morten Mortensen, and sister, Mette Simonsen, along with her husband, Jeppe Simonsen, and nephews Otto and Viggo, will fondly remember Jakob's unwavering support and the warmth of his presence.

Jakob's legacy is one of love, generosity, and the quiet strength that comes from a life well-lived. His absence will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him, but the memories of his kind spirit, his laughter, and his unrelenting positivity will continue to light the way for those he leaves behind.

As we bid farewell to Jakob, we celebrate a life that was rich in experiences and abundant in love. His journey may have come to a close, but his influence will endure in the hearts and minds of his family, friends, and all who were touched by his remarkable presence.  Jakob will be dearly missed, yet forever cherished in our collective memory.

A Visitation will be held for family and friends from 6-9:00 PM at Logan-Videon, 2001 Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008 on Friday evening, February 9th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice or to one of the following:

Peter’s Place - providing critical and essential grief support services free of charge in Radnor

Leveling the Playing Field - provides free sports equipment to kids in under-resourced communities

U.S. Soccer Foundation make an impact in the lives of youth in underserved communities:

Radnor Soccer Club - Jakob was a former Board Member and an active Youth Soccer referee.  All contributions to Radnor Soccer Club will be directed towards Jakob’s passion for refereeing and provide others the opportunity to guide good sportsmanship on and off the field. A link to donate with more details will be provided soon.

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February 9, 2024

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Logan-Videon Funeral Home
2001 Sproul Road
Broomall, PA 19008


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